AU in the News

3/04/16Dr. Amy Klinger, associate professor of educational administration at AU, was featured in a number of media, including the Washington Post and NBC TV 4 in Washington D.C. A school safety expert, Klinger just released research that shows a dramatic increase in school-based bomb threat incidents both over the last few years and specifically during the 2015-16 academic year.

“While incidents have been gradually increasing since 2012, so far this school year U.S. schools have experienced 745 bomb threats, an increase of 143 percent compared to that same time period in 2012-2013,” Klinger said. “While this report focuses on United States schools, our data indicates that this is an international phenomena as well, with school-related bomb incidents occurring at an increased rate in virtually every continent in more than 17 different countries this school year alone.”

The article is titled "Another reason for our bombastic election? A decline in civics education." 

3/01/16Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at AU, was quoted in an article published by The News & Observer, based in Raleigh, N.C. Becket was quoted in an article titled "GOP groups race to stop Trump -- before he can clinch."



2/28/ published a feature story on AU senior women's basketball player McKenzie Miller. The story, titled "Miller enjoying final season on highly ranked Ashland," talks about how the Lady Eagles are making another national championship run after winning an NCAA Division II championship during Miller's freshman season.


2/08/16AU Head Football Coach Lee Owens was featured in an article titled, "Ashland's Owens says money is major issue facing college football" that appeared in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent. Owens' comments were made as he spoke to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Feb. 8. 



2/05/16Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, was quoted in an article titled "Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz is a fight for conservatism's future." The article was written by a writer with the McClatchy Washington Bureau and was picked up by various media, including the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Texas.



2/02/16CSPAN2 carried a talk by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio who referenced the research conducted by AU Professor of Chemistry Jeff Weidenhamer in 2007 that showed lead paint on children's Halloween items and how this research led to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in 2008. Brown noted how Dr. Weidenhamer's additional testing of these items in 2011 showed there were no dangerous levels of lead following this Safety Improvement Act. 


2/01/16The ThisWeek newspapers in Columbus ran an article titled "Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits" in which the Ashland University Division II football program was featured. The article quoted an incoming football player from Hilliard Darby and an AU red-shirt junior from Pickerington North.


Click this link to view the article -  Obama's actions risk constitutional integrity
This article was first published as an op.ed in the Orlando Sentinel on January 29, 2016.